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9:13 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Senior Meals Cut

Oklahoma City, OK – Budget cuts to mean fewer hot meals for needy srs.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Officials who provide services to the elderly say recent budget cuts will mean fewer hot meals for frail and isolated senior citizens.

The Commission for Human Services has cut $14.6 million from its budget because of a drop in state revenue. The cuts include $7.4 million to the Aging Services Division that includes the senior nutrition program.

That money is used by area agencies on aging across the state to pay for senior nutrition centers and home-delivered meals.

Areawide Agency on Aging director Don Hudman says nutrition sites that have low attendance may be closed.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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